The S.C. Senate has given initial approval to a $7 billion budget plan that would expand four-year-old kindergarten to thousands of children from low-income households. In so doing, it's rejected an effort to restore $16 million to local governments, according to The Associated Press.
Sen. Brad Hutto (D-Orangeburg), who’s hoping to be the Democrats’ challenger to Lindsey Graham, filibustered for nearly four hours Wednesday to block budget cuts to two state colleges that some Republican lawmakers want to punish for assigning gay-themed summer reading that they call “pornographic.” Today’s vote on the matter promises to be close. Here’s The Post and Courier’s report.
Sen. Vincent Sheheen continues his campaign to damage Gov. Nikki Haley in the run-up to their November gubernatorial rematch, calling now for the full report on the 2012 hacking at the Department of Revenue to be made public, WLTX reports. Democrats continually point to the breach as evidence of incompetence on Haley’s part. Meanwhile, the governor’s office says it has already disclosed all relevant information except that which would make “South Carolina more vulnerable.”
Chapin Mayor Skip Wilson scored a major win in his dispute with council members as a court rejected an attempt by the latter to limit his authority.
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